The Christmas decor is on a diet this year around here. We have a candy covered Christmas tree (more on that on another post!), Advent calendar wall, Santa key, Joy plaque, and red and white placed strategically. And, these quick and easy chalkboard trees. The end. But, you know...in a small apartment a little goes a very, very long way! So even though we don't have a ton of decorations up, our house is still filled with Christmas cheer!
These trees are easy as pie and a great little project to have your kids help you work on! Have them paint and "decorate" their own, then give them a little home on a shelf or your mantle. Instant Christmas! And because these are chalkboard trees, your kids will be able to redecorate them over and over all Christmas season long.
Chalkboard Trees Materials List:
- Cardboard cones (you can find these at craft stores in various sizes, make your own, or get them online). These will look best when they have several different sizes.
- Chalkboard paint (I'm a fan of the green color from Rustoleum but use what you love, or maybe already have on hand).
- a paintbrush :). Well, obviously!
To Make Your Chalkboard Trees:
- paint the trees with multiple coats of paint, letting them dry between coats.
- "decorate" with chalk.
- hot glue stars to the top if you wish. (make them from paper, pipecleaners, whatever you have on hand!)
Aren't these chalkboard trees adorable? I sure think so!! And my kids have a great time erasing them and "redecorating" them. We have three different sizes sitting in our living room in a place of pride, and every so often the trees are redone and look different again. There's just something so special about interactive Christmas decorations!